• Updated
  • 0

ST. PAUL — The county’s Rush Line Policy Advisory Committee met for possibly the last time July 15, capping years of meetings as representative stakeholders in the mass-transit project. Management of the almost half-billion-dollar bus rapid transit (BRT) project is in the process of transiti…

  • Updated
  • 0

ST. PAUL — The county’s Rush Line Policy Advisory Committee met for possibly the last time July 15, capping years of meetings as representative stakeholders in the mass-transit project. Management of the almost half-billion-dollar bus rapid transit (BRT) project is in the process of transiti…

  • Updated
  • 0

Sarah Kraning was an imaginative child, so her family didn’t think much of it when she said she could see colors and patterns whenever she heard music. No one ever seemed to know what she was talking about, so she started keeping these experiences to herself.  

  • Updated
  • 0

Drought conditions occurring across Minnesota are creating challenging conditions for people trying to get their boats into or out of the water at public boat launches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

  • Updated
  • 0

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported this week that Minnesota has entered the drought warning phase, with 52 percent of Minnesota now experiencing severe drought and 4 percent in extreme drought. 

  • Updated
  • 1

WHITE BEAR LAKE — Calling the Rush Line rapid transit project a "bus invasion," a small coalition is working to stop it. Or to at least have the need for a $457 million project reassessed. 

  • Updated
  • 0

Born without a right hand, Summer Schmit took up swimming as a Paralympic sport when she was 11. Within a year, she set a lofty goal for herself.

  • Updated
  • 0

Many families in America share a common experience; they have loved ones who served their country, came home, and never spoke a word about their story. The horror of what they went through was too much to speak of, so their memories were lost when they died. It wasn’t until 1983—nearly 40 ye…

  • Updated
  • 0

Scott Bishop hopped on his motorcycle after attending a work party at a warehouse in Minneapolis on Aug. 26, 2016. Putting on his trusty helmet that he always wears and beginning his route back to his home in White Bear Lake, Bishop was unaware that such a familiar habit would save his life.…

  • Updated
  • 0

As summer begins to heat up and families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts take to the state parks and local campgrounds, two sisters and businesswomen, Grace Drueke and Tanya Brothen, both born and raised in White Bear Lake, have the answer to storing and preparing all outdoor cooking suppli…

  • Updated
  • 0

Anglers in the northeast metro area have been stalking the mighty muskellunge for decades. The muskie following today is stronger than ever, but one word is on the lips of anglers and fishery managers alike: change.

  • Updated
  • 0

Mayor of Centerville D. Love has been elected to serve as president of the League of Minnesota Cities for 2021-22. The Board of Directors is responsible for leading the statewide organization in a way that is strategic, responsible, and representative of all cities’ interests. 

  • Updated
  • 0

Leif Sundberg stands before hundreds of screaming fans as the bright red, white and blue lights of the Tacoma Dome illuminate each thrill-seeking obstacle standing in his way. As the blare of the horn sounds, Sundberg takes off, effortlessly scaling balance planks with his long, 6-foot-3-inc…

  • Updated
  • 0

The rainfall and snowmelt that trickles through your backyard probably flows through a drain to a creek to a lake to the public drinking water supply—and from there, perhaps into the cup of tea in your hands.  

  • Updated
  • 0

The number of boating fatalities reported at this point in the season is the highest in more than a decade, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

  • Updated
  • 0

This time of year is supposed to be a happy time for high school seniors and their families. Seniors walk across the stage at graduation to receive their diploma, attend the senior party and graduation parties, and enjoy one last summer before they head off to their next adventure. 

  • Updated
  • 0

The COVID-19 stay-at-home order in the spring of 2020 was a time for many to explore new hobbies and activities to keep themselves busy, but for Kyle Rawleigh, a new hobby quickly turned into a career. 

  • Updated
  • 0

Paul Cordes of White Bear Lake has decades of piano experience, including teaching, playing and tuning. Cordes also created his own teaching method, called the “play by ear method.”

  • Updated
  • 0

More than a million fishing licenses are sold annually in Minnesota. Fishing—and eating fish—is part of our collective DNA. We’ve been casting to our lakes, rivers and neighborhood ponds for generations. There may be no better representation of the natural bounty of our state than the summer…

  • Updated
  • 0

Press Publications wants to hear from dads! What fatherly advice do/did you appreciate or not appreciate and why? Please send your answer to quadnews@presspubs.com, along with your name, town and a photo of yourself or yourself with your children. Fathers who participate will be entered into…

  • Updated
  • 0

Ever since she was a little girl growing up in Shoreview, Anna Grace Hottinger has been self-motivated and remarkably focused on the things that are important to her, according to her mother Kathryn Hottinger.

  • Updated
  • 0

Many more people who have family pictures taken include their dogs in the poses. Photographer Kristina Lynn Marshall, owner of Kristina Lynn Photography & Design, has learned a few tricks along the way to get the best shots of those furry friends.

  • Updated
  • 0

When the COVID-19 pandemic put students into distance learning last year, six Stillwater Area High School students decided to get together to design and build something really cool — a human-powered rover.

  • Updated
  • 0

AFTON  —   Each spring since 2008, NorthStar Bison (Cameron, Wisconsin) has released a group of juvenile males onto Belwin’s prairie. This year’s herd will reside at Belwin through early autumn. The public are welcome to observe the herd from Belwin’s bison platform and viewing area, located…

  • Updated
  • 0

Marge Johnson fondly remembers taking her grandson Connor Brown out golfing at White Bear Yacht Club (WBYC) when he was just 4 or 5 years old, and him dragging his little clubs behind him.

  • Updated
  • 0

RAMSEY COUNTY — The South Shore Boulevard project team is again looking for feedback on its preferred design for a 1.5-mile, multiuse trail along the southwest corner of White Bear Lake. The county plans to reconstruct the segment in 2022, a project that will take a year to complete.

  • Updated
  • 0

Plastic is one of the most versatile substances on Earth, but also one of the biggest contributors to environmental pollution. A group of students at Mahtomedi High School is working to bring awareness to the impacts of single-use plastic this June by launching their own plastic masterpiece—…

  • Updated
  • 0

As if a pandemic, wildfires, locusts, and a rocket falling to Earth aren’t enough to worry about, now we are being invaded by jumping worms! And there is nothing funny about jumping worms. Their name comes from their tendency to jump around when disturbed, and they display a single, wide, al…

  • Updated
  • 0

One area family now knows that eating dehydrated food, filtering stream water and going to the bathroom without toilet paper is not something they ever want to do again. 

  • Updated
  • 0

While Minnesota has eased pandemic restrictions, many businesses are facing a shortage of workers. Cities are also having a hard time hiring seasonal help.

  • Updated
  • 0

One of history’s most solemn days, Memorial Day is an American holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States military.